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by Althulas
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 22:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29263

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

My ///M only has the round port under the bonnet and the C230 is ok for limited info but will do the basic resets but I have a laptop that I'm planning to use for one of programs that has a few more bells and whistles I believe.
by Althulas
Mon 06 Feb, 2017 01:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal
Replies: 661
Views: 167676

Re: Jonttt Imola II Red S54 Z3m Roadster Journal

Wow I'm suprised you sold it but when your offerred too good a price to turn down but I bet it caused you a couple of uneasy nights to part with it though. Enjoy your new toy though.
by Althulas
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 21:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9690

Re: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining

Hi do you have the aircon switch? Can you post a photo of it as there are two types I'm after a particular one.
by Althulas
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 00:08
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 1998 RARE Z3M Roadster * BREAKING * About 500 Remaining
Replies: 86
Views: 9690

Re: 1998 Z3M Roadster * BREAKING *

Any photos of the interior? Plus price list be good. How much for the rear sections of the rear speaker sections. What condition are the kick plates in? What condition are the rear wings in?
by Althulas
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9509

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Who ever said kids were cheap labour :roflmao: Well enjoy the now.
by Althulas
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 22:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile
Replies: 95
Views: 9509

Re: Z3 2.2 rebuild journal - The Terd-Mobile

Great write up, I hope all your efforts will lead to a happy ownership. I love how you have envolved your kids with your project. I'm sure your kids are going to enjoy some rides out as there reward and some memories to cherish, nothing like being picked from school in a cool car if you have the opp...
by Althulas
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 23:38
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Electric window switch problems
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Electric window switch problems

If the repair looks untidy you can sand back any lumps and respray the console or cover with carbon or metal finish wrap.
by Althulas
Thu 02 Jun, 2016 02:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit
Replies: 90
Views: 29263

Re: ZRoadster.net Members with Diagnostic Kit

Can you add me to the list I have a C130. I'm near Banbury Oxfordshire when I'm at home as work away in the IOM.
by Althulas
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 00:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3

Actually this looks like a pair of very useable widebody sills. They are mis-described as skirts so might go for a bargain price. If they were narrowbody I'd be bidding myself. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-Z3-widebody-side-skirts-blue-/112011105808 Nice spot best secondhand ones I've seen for a wh...
by Althulas
Sat 28 May, 2016 01:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duplicate key
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Duplicate key

You could always buy some secondhand wide body rear wings eBay and get them sprayed up if you can find any in your colour. Have best of both worlds then :)
by Althulas
Fri 13 May, 2016 02:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3

You might find this site useful these are for the wide body.
http://www.genuineautoparts.com/uk/bmw/ ... tion=right
by Althulas
Fri 13 May, 2016 02:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3201

Re: Boot spot weld

Thanks for the info Its something I want to if I keep the car. Regarding the clan though unfortunately all good things come to an end and we grow up a bit or other real life stuff takes over, we still banter on the face book page and have a game of tac ops occasionally. I still game a lot myself on ...
by Althulas
Wed 11 May, 2016 23:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3201

Re: Boot spot weld

What does he roughly charge and do you have any experience of his workmanship, not needed now but rather book in for preventative measures. Just a ball park figures so to speak.
by Althulas
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

A close escape then I hope.
by Althulas
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Breakdowns?
Replies: 19
Views: 1779

Re: Engine Breakdowns?

I think that I got away it when my auxiliary water pump failed. I'll find out tomorrow when I give it a test drive with Deano :shock: :drive I thought all the auxiliary water pump did was cycle water through the heater matrix and just end up with a cool cabin if it failed and would not effect the e...
by Althulas
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: So it's still not handling how I'd want...
Replies: 64
Views: 5761

Re: So it's still not handling how I'd want...

Agree with tyres having an effect I had some directional Tyos fitted on the rear while I still had good directional Goodyear F1 on the front but this combo had me fighting with the steering wheel it felt like a daemon had possessed my car. A change to Falkens non directional tread pattern totally ch...
by Althulas
Sun 18 Oct, 2015 17:20
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Re: 'Recent Topics' Scrolling Screen

I like the scrolling screen so you can see the latest post but bloody hell it's really scrolls quickly when viewing on my ipad.
by Althulas
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 04:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Soft Top
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: New Soft Top

How is the window holding after this time Gookah?
by Althulas
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 20:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alloy wheels and tyres.
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Alloy wheels and tyres.

What is the width of the rims? On my road stars I have 235 on the 8.5J front and 255 on the 9.0J rear.
by Althulas
Sun 27 Sep, 2015 20:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Cracked rear screen - temporary repair

I used some extra thick tape from B&Q on my old Rover cabriolet as a temporary measure. The tape was rubbery so was ideal but only had it on for a short while, I'm sure it was less than a fiver. If you roughed the area up I wonder if a thick bead of outdoor silicone sealer would suffice?
by Althulas
Sat 29 Aug, 2015 15:02
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6595

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

Sorry guys I'm not going to be able to make it, I hope you have a crackin time was looking forward to this.
by Althulas
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Headlight switch knob

If I was not working away I would post you a spare but will be a few pence from the dealer, but any nut from screw fix etc will do you should be able to find the size of the nut on realoem.
by Althulas
Sat 22 Aug, 2015 12:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight switch knob
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Headlight switch knob

Just turn the body of the switch anti clockwise to unscrew it.
by Althulas
Wed 19 Aug, 2015 17:48
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 MODS - FINAL STOCK CLEARANCE.
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Z3 MODS - FINAL STOCK CLEARANCE.

I hope your health improves and gets back to normal very soon Barry.
by Althulas
Sat 15 Aug, 2015 08:40
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

Not going to get a chance to do many miles before I fly back to the IOM on Tuesday. Back again in September for the lads wedding and hopefully contract extension should be confirmed at the start of October being so my skill set is needed over there buy wait and see before ferrying my car over :drive...
by Althulas
Fri 14 Aug, 2015 19:08
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

I have come home for a short visit and collected my car, the builder of the bottom end can only put it down to a faulty bearing so I have only paid for parts. So nice to have a drive after 8/52 doing without.
by Althulas
Fri 07 Aug, 2015 05:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Does this need fixing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2433

Re: Does this need fixing?

An application of this http://www.metalclay.co.uk/paste/ should tidy it up nicely and see you ok until you apply your brakes :D
by Althulas
Tue 28 Jul, 2015 16:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New Seat Base Foams
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: New Seat Base Foams

Have you thought of going to a trimmer and asking for a quote might not be as bad as you think. I don't know how far they are from you but just a quick google http://www.kewcoachtrimmers.co.uk
by Althulas
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 04:13
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: New on here. South Northamptonshire
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: New on here. South Northamptonshire

Hi Ralph your not to far from me, away working at the moment but there's a meet in august to see Cold War jets. Put your name down if you can a good drive out, banter and planes can't get much better.
by Althulas
Mon 06 Jul, 2015 15:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

I love those bushman styled hats but alas I look a right tit in hats.
by Althulas
Fri 03 Jul, 2015 11:31
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

Cheers Barry only trouble with posting a brief message but I did ask all those relevant questions as I was concerned and a bit ticked off after shelling out quite a lot of money and was informed that the crank had been machined to spec but I will ask about the shell part numbers. I have been going o...
by Althulas
Fri 03 Jul, 2015 02:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

Well some good news of sorts. The builder of the short motor has a look at the garage request. At cold there was no noise to be detected but as the engine started to warm up and a quite knock was there as I informed so sump whipped off to find only number 6 bearing had started to wear. Fortunately n...
by Althulas
Fri 03 Jul, 2015 02:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3545

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Black but I do love the red/black interior maybe one day when the wife's away.
by Althulas
Wed 24 Jun, 2015 21:39
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6595

Re: Cruise to Cold War Jets Open Day - Sunday 30th August 20

I love to come, providing I have my car back and I am not a rediculas amount of mileage away can you add me as a ??
by Althulas
Wed 17 Jun, 2015 11:18
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: ? Big end faliure again!

Properly should have continued from my old Fred Barry. I had a secondhand crank which was reground, polished and balanced with the conrods. New OEM +025 bearings and mains were fitted, the conrods secured with arp bolts. A new oil pump was fitted and new timing chain and tensioners. Just waiting on ...
by Althulas
Mon 15 Jun, 2015 22:01
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ? Big end faliure again!
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

? Big end faliure again!

Last Friday I noticed a slight tappet sound at the top of my engine. So I asked the Indy to take a look while doing my service and came back with he could only hear vanos noise but said to come back if I noticed any new unusual noise. Today the oil temp did rise quicker than normal on a short journe...
by Althulas
Sat 13 Jun, 2015 22:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: May be a Sad Day................
Replies: 25
Views: 2745

Re: May be a Sad Day................

Although about the US version I think this little article sums it up nicely http://carbuying.jalopnik.com/five-reas ... 1619128518. I hope you both continue to enjoy your ///M.
by Althulas
Tue 09 Jun, 2015 20:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight screws
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Headlight screws

A quick google found this http://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw/produ ... XdAH9m9Kc0 but why not try your local dealer.
by Althulas
Thu 04 Jun, 2015 02:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Side Panel Stone Chip Guard Template

If you pm me your address I can trace one of mine on some thin card or paper for you stick onto something more suitable as template and at least you will have the dimensions.
by Althulas
Fri 29 May, 2015 13:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

Proberly just need to slow down a bit, only problem being in a hurry to commute home from North Somerset to North Oxfordshire and taking the A303 and A34 can tax my licence at times.
by Althulas
Thu 28 May, 2015 13:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

It's just the discomfort after a distance on my forehead and the following headaches that get me that any long distances I have to do in stages with the top up and down which I hate doing.
by Althulas
Sat 23 May, 2015 13:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218762

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Bits for retro fitting cruise control just need the nuts and a clip. Seat switch, boot dampers, aircon switch as mine got a scratch and the spare I sourced was from another model.
by Althulas
Sat 23 May, 2015 02:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Chrome rings
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Chrome rings

Off topic but I'm interested to see what you have got upto Lee as I'm not liking the bluish look on these LEDs I have but to light up better than the old CFF ones. I was looking at some of these new COB LED rings which have smaller LEDs and come fitted inside those plastics rings so would not stand ...
by Althulas
Tue 19 May, 2015 02:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

Would be nice if the seat did go lower lower but still gives me a good feeling every time the suns out, top down and some country lanes to cruise can't beat it.
by Althulas
Mon 18 May, 2015 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

It would mess my hair up a hat I suppose I'll ask my mother if she has a head scarf spare :D
by Althulas
Mon 18 May, 2015 10:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Sun visor extenders
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Sun visor extenders

I can sympathise with this although I use the OEM mesh blocker I still get a lot of buffeting on my forehead which can lead to headaches after longer journeys. I was thinking about his after driving back from Somerset on Saturday had a nice drive back but with a headache by the time I got back and w...
by Althulas
Sun 10 May, 2015 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Angel Eyes

The item used were 131mm in diameter, fitting in front of the glass required some trimming of about 3 LEDs but I installed mine behind the glass no trimming required, just some positioning a little trim of some plastic in the headlight and hot glued in place.
by Althulas
Sun 10 May, 2015 03:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Angel Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Angel Eyes

The led ones I and several other people on here and .org have used with either a bit of trimming for outside the lens but mine fitted ok inside the lens ok